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    Transforming one of Asili’s water kiosks into a one-stop-shop for families 

    Day 12

    Convenience is Key

    In the rural areas of Eastern Congo, Walgreens aren’t exactly on every street corner. But people there, like everywhere else, value convenience. Why make five stops when you can make one?

    The Asili water kiosk in Mudusa already has a loyal following. It’s made getting water a whole lot more convenient, and safe.

    But the team saw an opportunity to sell more everyday items that families need at the kiosk—things like soap, sugar, flour, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers even biscuits and small snacks for the road. It could be a one stop shop for the basics.

    With a boost from 365, the team got all the supplies needed to transform the water kiosk into a cantine of sorts, a small shop that offers a little bit of everything. 

    In some of the areas that are a bit more further afield from the city, these simple items will go a long way in providing families and moms with everyday needs that can be tough to find elsewhere.

    Lekay, the water manager at the kiosk, thinks customers will be impressed. “It’s so convenient for them,” she said. “At the same time they get water, they can get all these things too. It makes life easier.”

    Photos by Lens on Life photographers, Operation Goma (DRC): Kennedy Ngoa and Michel Basizi 

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